(Warren, Vermont. February 9, 2017) – On the first Sunday in March 2017, Sugarbush Resort will host the Sixth Annual FAT Ski-A-Thon from 8:00am-3:00pm benefitting the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation. The FAT Ski-a-Thon is an all day fundraiser where participants come from near and far to lap runs on the same chair with friends and family, in order to raise funds for mountain action sports athletes recovering from life altering injuries. There are no registration fees necessary, but fundraising recommended. For the first time ever, the event will be held at Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush South.
“VT North Ski Shop is excited to bring the High Fives community together in the Mad River Valley for another successful Ski-A-Thon,” said Jesse Murphy – High Fives Development Director and co-owner of Vermont North Ski Shops. “Every year we see this event grow. This year we have put a lot of legwork in to make sure everyone is included. You won’t want to miss out on this day of feel-good fun.”
The High Fives Foundation invites all participants and supporters of the event to a special FAT Ski-A-Thon kick-off and pre-registration party on Saturday, March 4th at 6:00pm at neighboring Waitsfield’s LocalFolk Smokehouse. Participants will enjoy amazing Tex-Mex, burgers and sandwiches and can pre-register for Sunday’s event.
High Fives sets their goal this year to raise $200,000 to support their athletes. Last year the event raised over $150,000.
REGISTER HERE: fat.highfivesfoundation.org
PRE-REGISTRATION & KICK-OFF: Saturday, March 4th, 6:00pm – Localfolk Smoke House (Waitsfield, VT)
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – Sugarbush Resort (Warren, VT)
7:00AM-8:00AM: Meet at Lincoln Peak Valley House Lodge for Registration for “FAT Ski-A-Thon”
8:00AM: Load Valley House and start “FAT Ski-A-Thon”
3:00PM: End “FAT Ski-A-Thon”
4:00PM: Awards at Wunderbar
LOCATION: Sugarbush Resort- Lincoln Peak (Warren, VT)
COST: FREE to Participate, discounted lift ticket available for $25
Watch last year’s Thank You video from #highfivesathletes:
Join the event on Facebook:
As the High Fives Foundation enters into its eighth year, the community support grows along side High Fives expanded reach in the mountain action sports community. By joining in the 6th Annual FAT Ski-A-Thon, you can empower the Foundation to continue bringing its positive mission to an awesome hometown community. With each successful event on the East Coast, the High Fives Foundation moves even closer to realizing the goal of expanding its offerings through a future Healing Center in the great state of Vermont!
Fat Ski-A-Thon Sponsors Include //
SNOCRU, VT North, GoPro, Localfolk Smokehouse, Sugarbush Resort, Ski VT, Formula Ford, Wood Mountain Fish, POC, Arcade, bigtruck, Armada, SYNC, Phunkshun, Smith, Strafe, Darn Tough, Dynastar/Lange/Look, K2, Mons Royale, Spyder, Ski The East, Flylow, Liz Lovely, Cabot, Gordini, Budweiser, Die Cut Stickers, Big Agnes, Rome, Marker/ Dalbello/Volkl